Flemish School

The Fall of Icarus by PIETER BRUEGHEL {Flemish School}

The Fall of Icarus by PIETER BRUEGHEL {Flemish School}   NOT less remarkable than Brueghel’s psychological studies of Flemish peas­ antry are his allegories and ironical landscapes. He painted local versions of The Hireling Shepherd and The Parable of the Blind which have the force and significance of The Pilgrim’s Progress, and religious pano-ramas which, …

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Portrait of a Lady

Portrait of a Lady by ROGIER VAN DER WEYDEN {Flemish School}

Portrait of a Lady by ROGIER VAN DER WEYDEN {Flemish School}   THE profession of painting, in the healthy industrialism of fifteenth-century Flanders, was rigorously administered by the guilds, a system insuring the highest standards of workmanship and the prosperity of accredited practi­ tioners, but tending towards uniformity of style and subject matter. When a …

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MADONNA-AND-CHILD

Madonna and Child by HANS MEMLING (Flemish School)

Madonna and Child by HANS MEMLING (Flemish School)   EARLY Flemish painting was the direct offspring of the Gothic miniatures­ sacred manuscripts, missals, and Books of Hours illuminated by the monks -and notwithstanding its rapid advancement in color and craftsmanship, retained the stamp of the miniature until Rubens returned from Italy in the seventeenth century. …

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